The 13 Rules Of Gunfighting Everyone Should Know

gun1) Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians.
2) It’s always better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.
3) Cops carry guns to protect themselves, not you.
4) Never let someone or something that threatens you get inside arms length.
5) Never say “I’ve got a gun.” If you need to use deadly force, the first sound they hear should be the safety clicking off.
6) The average response time of a 911 call is 23 minutes, the response time of a .357 is 1400 feet per second.
7) The most important rule in a gunfight is: Always win – cheat if necessary.
8) Make your attacker advance through a wall of bullets…You may get killed with your own gun, but he’ll have to beat you to death with it, cause it’ll be empty.
9) If you’re in a gun fight:
If you’re not shooting, you should be loading.
If you’re not loading, you should be moving.
If you’re not shooting, moving or loading, you’re probably dead.
10) In a life and death situation, do something…It may be wrong, but do something!
11) If you carry a gun, people call you paranoid. Nonsense! If you have a gun, what do you have to be paranoid about?
12) You can say ‘stop’ or ‘alto’ or any other word, but a large bore muzzle pointed at someone’s head is pretty much a universal language.
13) You cannot save the planet, but you may be able to save yourself and your family.

“Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading,” — Thomas Jefferson

Flying a Kite

We watched this guy for about 1 hour or so.

pc_sailing2He went way out to where we could barley see the kite before he headed back in. He wasn’t a young guy either, probably in his early 50’s but in great shape. It was one of those things that was cool as hell to watch but I would not want to do it myself.

Make up post for April 17

We’re Home

After being going since Thursday morning it’s great to be home again. We went to Panama City where I taught a couple of classes and then over to Wakulla Spring where we went swimming and go to stay in the hotel that would build back in the 30’s and it’s pretty much still original. We had a great time and ate some awesome food. The family and I ate in the hotel restaurant, which has excellent ratings, and I had the blackened grouper, with backed potato and broccoli.  That has to be a meal that is in the top  10 best meals of my life. My wife, son, and daughters all raved about their meals as well. My wife had crab cakes, and my son have fillet minion, and daughters had shrimp and hush puppies.

I had to work Friday and Saturday and even with the ride up there and back I feel as if I just got back from vacation. I good for another 6 months or so.

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Quick Update on Going to Teach

1/2 of us are going to Panama City this weekend the other 1/2 is staying home water the peppers and guarding the plants.

I’m going up to Panama City to teach some EPA classes on Friday and Saturday. No big deal really, the only tough thing is the drive up there and then the drive back. It’s 6 – 6 1/2 hours up there and then come back. We’re going to stay, Thursday night and Friday night in P.C. then we are heading home and staying somewhere up in the panhandle of Florida and driving back home Sunday morning.

As soon as we get home I have to teach a Georgia webinar class, so it’s going to be a long week. But hey I’ll make some good money.

Cuba is OFF the list

The United States decided to drop Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism on Tuesday partly because of Cuban assurances that it would not support terrorism in the future… This is an historical day! We are so close to opeing the boarders up once again to CUBA. What has it been… 55 years or so since Americans have been able to go to Cuba. Once that officially does happen you’ll see Americans rushing down and buying all the older cars. Then then vacation resorts will open up and docks for cruise ships will be built. Cuba as we’ve known it for the past 50+ years will disappear within a matter of a couple of years or less.

I don’t know if that is going to be a good or bad thing. I think we’ll move fast and hard and this time annex the country as a U.S. Territory. LOL I may not be kidding about that one!

Diabetes

logoYes I have Diabetes, nothing to be ashamed of that is just the way it is. Who’s to blame… I am. What am I doing about it? Well I’m on a pill to help regulate the blood sugar, now I have to work on my diet and start exercising. It sounds so easy to most but that is way easier said than done for me.

Food, especially sugar is my kryptonite. No matter how hard I try not to eat it before I know or realize it I’m eating a candy bar, cake, or some type of pie. It’s not just processed sugar but starches as well. Bread, pasta, etc. all turn into sugar, so it not just cutting out the sweets.

It’s type II diabetes but that is serious enough when I’m only 51 years old. I’ve got a 3 and 9 year old still to raise. So I need a lifestyle change and I need to stick with it.

Taste Of Pasco

We went to a local event tonight called, “Taste of Pasco”. It’s where a bunch of food vendors and sponsors set up and served us all a taste of their food. I will definitely patronize their restaurants again. IMG_7664

The kids played on the slides and in the jump-house, got their face painted, and had their picture taken with a princes. But most of all they got to try new foods they normally would not have eaten.

Thank you “Taste of Pasco” … I think everyone enjoyed the food and we all had a great time! I had to teach all day and went after I got off at 4:30 and even I enjoyed myself, tired but had a great time.

Thanks Bob for the tickets… I’m not sure if I would have paid $25 per ticket

I Love Photography

I’ve love photography since I got my first DISC camera back in the early 80’s. I took so many pictures of Kansas and Germany when I was stationed there. After I got out I ended up buying a nice 35mm Nikon with a couple of different lenses and it started. Everywhere I go the camera went with me.

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I’ve shot 4 wedding now and several other functions. I only did it because they asked me, and of course since I was doing it for free the price was right. I hated the weddings though. Not because I didn’t want to take the photos, but because I was so nervousness. If I mess up on a typical photo I’m taking, No big deal. But, If I screw a wedding there is no do-overs. (well kinda sort of – divorce and remarry) But I still kept shooting everything… documenting my families life along with family and friends.

I’ve went through so many camera’s I’ve lost count. I’ve had a Sony Maciva (3 1/2 floppy disc) another Sony Mini CD camera, Olympus 5060W, Underwater Olympus, Snappy Q 35mm, Canon point and shoot, Panasonic Point and Shoot, Olympus 3.1 mega pixel, Olympus underwater, Canon Rebel XT, Nikon 35mm, and now I’m shooting with this Canon T3i. I’m sure I’ve forgotten a bunch but you get the picture… no pun intended there.

My youngest son and I enrolled into a photography class at a local camera shop. I actually did it for him but after 1 class I had to admit  how much I did not know. It was awesome and renewed my love of photography once again.

So when you see me walking around with my camera stop and say, “Cheese”!

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

7e01f50eb2b057ac329683276a130c2aMy wife’s cousin who is younger than her is dying from infections. He has been a drug addict for years so it’s a self inflicted wound but that doesn’t help anyone at this time. His family and friends love him unconditionally and his life choices should not be judged at this time.

Everyone debates on anyone’s death… why, what could have been, what should have been, what if, but hindsight really doesn’t matter at this point. Now’s the time to say Goodbyes so he can meet his maker.

Today the family is gathering up at the hospital because they are removing everything and just trying to make him as comfortable as they can.  I think the hope is that he wakes up long enough to say his final goodbyes. In the end I guess telling him that you love him is the most important thing in life. Unfortunately most of us wait till that moment until we tell them how we feel.

Remember in the end… the rich man, poor man, drug addict, strait people, gay people, men, women, black, brown, white people all end up laying beside each other. We all become truly equal.

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

God Bless the Family and Good Journey to You!

Steaming HOT

fireIt’s 85 degrees in the house… our A/C is broke and the a/c guy order us a new one but it will take a few days to get in in and then get it installed.  Dang I hope it comes in quicker than that. It’s going to cost us over $1,000 for a new one. I need to have our duct work check as well. I’m sure that some of it maybe bad and needs to be replaced.

I understand that a household items break and need to be replaced but jeez… being a home owner means expecting things at anytime, typically when money is low. I  really don’t think that only happens to us I think it probably happens to everyone.

I do understand why alot of people just prefer to rent and never own. LOL ~ not.